Hessische Landesbahn orders more Coradia Continental trains

Photo: Alstom.
Photo: Alstom.

Alstom has received an order from Hesse transport operator Hessische Landesbahn (HLB) for five Coradia Continental EMUs.

The order is worth more than €27 million and will see the trains built at Alstom’s site in Salzgitter, Germany, and delivered in December, 2019.

Joerg Nikutta, Alstom Germany & Austria managing director, said that the order is a top up from an original €160 million order for 30 Coradia Continental trains made in 2015 for the Südhessen-Untermain network.

He added: “The order bears witness to a solid, long-lasting relationship with our customer.”

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The new trains, which will operate in the Frankfurt Rhine Main metro area, will help HLB meet the demand from an increasing number of passengers.

The four-carriage Coradia Continental can operate at commercial speeds of up to 160km/h and carry ip to 460 passengers.

Alstom said that it has been designed with passenger comfort in mind. The train’s traction equipment is located on the roof, allowing for a spacious interior design, including a large corridor for easier movement within the train.

It is equipped with wi-fi, power outlets for laptops and a real-time passenger information system that displays connection information.

It also features five multi-purpose areas provide space for wheelchairs, bicycles and strollers.

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